The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Surgery

Editor: Schlich,Thomas
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Single-User Purchase Price: $239.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $358.50
ISBN: 978-1-34-995259-5
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 29
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Examines the fundamental developments in the technical, social and cultural history of surgery and reflects the state of historical research on the topic.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Figures
  • Editor and Contributors
  • Introduction: What Is Special About the History of Surgery? - Thomas Schlich
  • Part I Periods and Topics
  • Surgery and Its Histories: Purposes and Contexts - Christopher Lawrence
  • Pre-modern Surgery: Wounds, Words, and the Paradox of ‘Tradition’ - Faith Wallis
  • Medicalizing the Surgical Trade, 1650–1820: Workers, Knowledge, Markets and Politics - Christelle Rabier
  • Surgery Becomes a Specialty: Professional Boundaries and Surgery - Peter J. Kernahan
  • Between Human and Veterinary Medicine: The History of Animals and Surgery - Abigail Woods
  • Women in Surgery: Patients and Practitioners - Claire Brock
  • Nursing and Surgery: Professionalisation, Education and Innovation - Rosemary Wall and Christine E. Hallett
  • Opening the Abdomen: The Expansion of Surgery - Sally Frampton
  • Surgery and Anaesthesia: Revolutions in Practice - Stephanie J. Snow
  • The History of Surgical Wound Infection: Revolution or Evolution? - Michael Worboys
  • Surgical Instruments: History and Historiography - Claire L. Jones
  • Part II Links
  • Surgery and Architecture: Spaces for Operating - Annmarie Adams
  • Visualizing Surgery: Surgeons’ Use of Images, 1600–Present - Harriet Palfreyman and Christelle Rabier
  • Art and Surgery: The Expert Hands of Artists and Surgeons - Mary Hunter
  • Surgery and Emotion: The Era Before Anaesthesia - Michael Brown
  • Surgery and Popular Culture: Situating the Surgeon and the Surgical Experience in Popular Media - Susan E. Lederer
  • Surgery, Imperial Rule and Colonial Societies (1800–1930): Technical, Institutional and Social Histories - Kieran Fitzpatrick
  • Surgery and War: The Discussions About the Usefulness of War for Medical Progress - Leo van Bergen
  • Part III Areas and Technologies
  • Transplantation Surgery: Organ Replacement Between Reductionism and Systemic Approaches - Sibylle Obrecht
  • Opening the Skull: Neurosurgery as a Case Study of Surgical Specialisation - Delia Gavrus
  • Cancer: Radical Surgery and the Patient - David Cantor
  • Surgery and Clinical Trials: The History and Controversies of Surgical Evidence - David S. Jones
  • Bariatric and Cosmetic Surgery: Shifting Rationales in Contemporary Surgical Practices - Jean-Philippe Gendron
  • A Revolution Through the Keyhole: Technology, Innovation, and the Rise of Minimally Invasive Surgery - Nicholas Whitfield